Selection of building types for this study was initiated by an analysis of construction data for Shelby County, Tennessee, provided by the NIST Applied Economics Office. These data covered building information from several decades, ranging from 1940 to 2007. The project team, with the assistance of Memphis-area professionals, analyzed this data set and then projected to future expectations based on observations of current construction practice in the region. Six building types were selected for study: a three-story apartment, a four-story office, a one-story retail, a one-story warehouse, a six-story hospital, and a two-story elementary school. Each design was configured to be a realistic building in terms of size, structural system, and location within the metropolitan area.
Citation: NISTGCR - 14-917-26
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture, ATC, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Earthquake Engineering, Design